Book Review: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 360 pages

Published: August 8, 2019 (US: May 26, 2020)

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (US: Balzer + Bray)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry, LGBT

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Book Review: Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 416 pages

Published: May 2, 2019 (US: July 14, 2020)

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary,Poetry

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: May Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles! Continue reading “Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: May Edition”

Books to Read This Month: May Edition

If you are like me, you are making great headway in your reading challenge for the year. This lockdown may have most us stressful and anxious and reading is the last thing you can think of doing. But reading books can not only relax you but give you the necessary time away from all of this. So if you are looking for that perfect “escape” read, try out these amazing May new releases:

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Book Review: The Burning by Laura Bates

Format: Paperback

Pages: 352 pages

Published: February 21, 2019 (US: April 7, 2020)

Publisher: Simon Schuster Children’s UK (US Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire)

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National Tea Day: Books Paired With the Perfect Brew

Today is National Tea Day in the United Kingdom and right now, more than ever, we need to celebrate this soothing beverage, since it is one of the few things that is getting us through this crisis. Continue reading “National Tea Day: Books Paired With the Perfect Brew”

Books You Should Get Out Of the UK

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles! Continue reading “Books You Should Get Out Of the UK”

Books to Read This Month: April Edition

We may not be able to take advantage of the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and the budding trees at the moment, but that should not stop you from celebrating the abundance of new releases to jump start your spring reading! We have exciting sequels, groundbreaking debuts and the latest book from your favorite author. This month, make your social distancing more enticing and exciting:

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2020 International Booker Prize Shortlist

Last week, the Booker Prize announced the 2020 shortlist of the International Booker Prize. The International Booker Prize is awarded annually for a book translated into English and published in the UK and Ireland. The prize money, £50,000, is split between the author and the translator.

The shortlist is as follows:

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YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival.

I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!

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